Looking straight down on flower
Leaves mostly 3-foliate
Erect annuals with flowers solitary in upper leaf axils. Flowers white with a touch of pink, measured to 7 mm long. Leaves mostly 3-foliate, on very short stalks. Leaflets elliptical to lanceolate, leaflet measured to 15 mm long by 5 mm wide. Stems and leaves pubescent with long hairs.
Pods deflexed, measured at 3 cm long and 2 mm diameter. The pods very much resemble those of garden pea plants, and this helped me to find the plants in the field (I looked for pea pods).
Habitat is dry to moist grassland in southeast Saskatchewan.
This plant is very rare, listed as an S2 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.
Height listed in Budd's Flora from 10 to 40 cm, we measured plants from 13 to 39 cm tall.
The above photos were taken July 14th, August 1st and August 8th, grassland, Souris River valley, about 200 km southeast of our home in Regina, SK.
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